Armando Iannucci is a satirist, showrunner, writer, television director and radio producer. As the creator of cult classics The Thick of ItVeepIn the Loop and The Day Today, Iannucci has given us some of the most hilarious and scathing portraits of the political and media classes, delivering some of television’s most memorable moments, with ‘soul-puncturing’ venom and brilliant wit.   

In this very special event, ‘the hard man of political satire’ talks to Chris Taylor about comedy, politics and ‘Continuity with Change’.

Supported by the City of Sydney.

Armando Iannucci (International)

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Armando Iannucci is the creator of Alan Partridge, The Thick of It, Emmy-winning Veep and Oscar-nominated In The Loop. He studied at Oxford and abandoned a PhD on John Milton to pursue a career in comedy. He has written several books including The Audacity of Hype.

Chris Taylor (Australian)

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Chris Taylor is a writer, broadcaster and performer who's best known as a member of The Chaser. His television credits include The Hamster Wheel, CNNNN and The Chaser’s War on Everything. Chris has also presented radio shows on ABC Local Radio and on Triple J, including the drive program Today Today and the ARIA Award winning comedy series The Blow Parade. He is one of the few Australian comedians who doesn't have a podcast.